20 November 2014

My 2014 December Daily (with a tutorial)


December is almost here, so I thought it was time to make my December Daily... I decided to make it from start to finish: in december, I plan to only add photos and journaling, because I know how busy I probably will be!

homemade structure for december daily

Check out How to Make Your Own December Daily Structure by Solange Jacquet on Snapguide.

For the inside page, I created 5 simple sketches and I repeated them all over the mini album...

sketches for december daily

To add interest to my backgrounds, I used a mini mask by Heidi Swapp and I sprayed some ink.
I wanted a very subtle color, so I created my own spray ink with my Magicals powders: I diluted very few "Shabby Turbine Teal" powder with lots of water in a mini mister, so that the color would be very light - these powders have very rich colors, so I really used a tiny amount of powder!
Here is a close-up:

And you, how will be your december daily?

04 July 2014

Happy Fourth of July and a happy new!

Happy Fourth of July to all my American friends! 

Joyeuse fête nationale à tous les amis Américains!
Aujourd'hui, j'ai une très bonne nouvelle à vous annoncer : je fais partie de l'équipe créative de Frosted Designs pour les 6 prochains mois!

Today, I have a happy new to share with you: I am on the Frosted Designs DT!


Frosted Designs is a a scrapbooking store that also hosts a challenge blog and a monthly kit (subscriptions for 3 or 6 monthes). Each kit comes with a clean or messy option, your choice! And there is free shipping over 50$ on all US orders.

Frosted Designs est une boutique de scrapbooking qui propose aussi un blog de challenges et un kit mensuel (abonnements de 3 ou 6 mois). Chaque kit est proposé en version "clean" ou "patouille", c'est vous qui choisissez! Et les frais de port sont offert à partir de 50$ pour les Etats-Unis.

I'm so excited to be part of this wonderful team (check their blogs on my sidebar!), and I have tons of scrapbooking and papercrafting projects for the upcoming months...

But first, here is the Friday-challenge for today: Frosted Designs is partnering with Stuck?!Sketches, and the challenge is to follow the sketch AND to include a die-cut or a punch!

Je suis ravie de faire partie de cette talentueuse équipe (vous pouvez découvrir ou redécouvrir leurs blogs dans la colonne de droite), et j'ai des tas de projets à partager avec vous dans les mois à venir!
Mais d'abord, voici le challenge du Vendredi : Frosted Designs fait équipe avec Stuck?!Sketches, et le challenge est donc de s'inspirer du sketch ET d'utiliser un pochoir de coupe ou une perforatrice!
Sur ma carte, j'ai utilisé un pochoir de coupe papillon, coupé dans du vellum et embossé. Vous avez vu? J'ai utilisé une bande de papier imprimé "texte" pour le sentiment de ma carte!

On my card, I die-cut butterflies from vellum and I dry-embossed them. Did you notice? I used a strip of text paper for my sentiment!

Card inspired by Stuck?!Sketches
Products used from the Frosted Designs store:

Here is the sketch (so versatile...):


Voici donc le sketch (facile à adapter à n'importe quel projet!). Et que serait un challenge sans prix? Que diriez-vous d'un bon d'achat chez Dies R Us
N'oubliez pas de mettre un lien vers votre projet dans les deux blogs de challenges pour avoir une chance de gagner! Vous avez jusqu'au 15 juillet pour participer (heure française). 
Vous n'êtes pas obligé de faire une page, ça peut aussi être une carte, une toile ou tout ce que vous voulez, du moment que vous vous inspirez du sketch et que vous utilisez un pochoir de coupe ou une perforatrice. 
Bonne chance à tout le monde!

Don't forget to link up your project at both challenge blogs for a chance to win! You have until noon, July 16th to submit your entry.  It doesn't have to be a layout:  try it on a card, journal page or canvas... The possibilities are endless so long as you use the guidelines: sketch + die-cut/punch.
Good luck to everybody!

22 June 2014

My last card for Sketch-N-Scrap


There is a new card sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog ! But for me, it will be the last card as a member of the creative team. I would like to thank Lisa and Kelly for this wonderful experience!

Sketch-N-Scrap card
Papers: Patterned papers by Pebbles ("Front Porch" collection) and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools; dies by Lawn Fawn, embossing folder and scalloped die by Quickutz, and edge punch by Fiskars - Stamp by stampin'Up. Other: machine sewing.

Voici ma dernière carte en tant que membre de l'équipe créative de Sketch-N-Scrap, et je voudrais remercier Lisa et Kelly, pour cette fabuleuse expérience ! Voic le superbe sketch de Lisa (un de mes préférés !).

Here is the beautiful sketch by Lisa (one of my favorite sketches!):


Don't forget to link your project on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog: Chic Tags will be offering up this BEAUTIFUL prize package of their new line Cloud 9 to one randomly selected winner (open to US participants only).


05 June 2014

A new cardsketch on Sketch-N-Scrap!

There is a new cardsketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog ! Here is the card I made:

Cardsketch by Sketch-N-Scrap
Papers: Patterned papers by Simple Stories and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools: dies by Lawn Fawn and Quickutz - Stamp by La Scraposphère - Other : brads, twine, ribbon, eyelets and machine sewing.

Voici la carte que j'ai réalisée en m'inspirant du joli sketch sur le blog de Sketch-N-Scrap...

And here is the beautiful sketch by Kelly:

Cardsketch by Sketch-N-Scrap

Don't forget to link your project on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, you might win this beautiful prize package of the new line "Cloud 9" offered by Chic Tag (open to US participants only):

22 May 2014

A new card and... A Design Team Call for Sketch-N-Scrap!


There is a new card sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog ! (And also... A Design Team Call, scroll down for more informations!)  
I used my homemade embellishments (fabric flowers and faux-metal frame).

card with a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Pebbles and cardstock by American Crafts - Embellishments : homemade fabric flowers and faux-metal frame - Stamp by Stampin'Up - Other : machine sewing, button and ribbon.

Voici le nouveau sketch de ce mois-ci sur le blog de Sketch-N-Scrap, et la carte que j'ai faite. J'ai utilisé mes embellissements fait-maison (fleurs en tissu et cadre en faux métal). 

And here is the beautiful sketch by Lisa :

Card sketch by Sketch-N-Scrap

Don't forget to link your project on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, there are THREE awesome prizes to win this month !

The first one is a 15$ gift certificate offered by The Robin's Nest :

The second one is a 15$ gift certificate offered by Paper Bakery :

And the last one is a beautiful Chic Tags prize package offered by Paper Secret!

I would like to finish this post by an exciting new: Sketch-N-Scrap has a Design Team Call! 

Je voudrais finir ce message par une super nouvelle : Sketch-N-Scrap a un nouvel appel DT!

J'ai beaucoup aimé travailler avec cette équipe créative et dès que j'aurai plus de temps, je tenterai à nouveau ma chance, c'est certain. J'ai adoré les sketches, j'ai adoré qu'il y ait des règles claires par rapport à ce qui était attendu de nous, j'ai adoré que tout soit planifié longtemps à l'avance ! Je voudrais remercier Sketch-N-Scrap pour m'avoir choisie en janvier, et je voudrais surtout remercier Lisa ; elle a toujours été si chaleureuse et j'ai beaucoup appris à son contact...

I really enjoyed working with this Design Team and I am looking forwards to apply again myself when I will have more time. I loved the sketches, I loved that there were clear rules about what we were required and I loved that everything was planned so much ahead! I would like to thank Sketch-N-Scrap for having picked me in january, and I would especially like to thank Lisa : she was always so supportive and I learnt so much from her...
Sketch N Scrap is excited to announce we are having another design team call! We are looking for both layout design team members and card design team members!  If you love creating with our sketches then please consider applying.  No experience is necessary and international members are welcome to apply!  When applying please specify whether you are applying for a card or layout design team member position (please pick only one).


How to apply: 
Email the following info to sketchnscrap@gmail.com 

  •  your name and city/country
  •  link to your blog (Must have a blog to apply)
  • list of your DT experience if any (none is required)
  • tell us a little about yourself and why you would like to be on the Sketch N Scrap team
  • 3 layouts (if applying for layout DT)  or cards (if applying for card DT)  that you have recently created
  • deadline for submissions is June 4th at 5 pm CST
  • Designers will create 2 layouts (layout DT members) OR cards (card DT members)  a month based on sketches provided.
  • Are required to comment on ALL participant's entries
  • Must join our Design Team Facebook page (so a Facebook account is needed)
  • Must agree to commit to the term of July 1st, 2014 through December 31st, 2015
  • Maintain an active blog and post your DT reveal within two days of SNS reveal
  • Must promote Sketch N Scrap on social media and on your blog
  • Participate in special events, such as blog hops etc  (no more then 2 per term)
  • Submit your layouts by required deadline

Design Team will be announced on June 16, 2014.  We hope you will consider applying, we'd love to have you on our team!  

16 May 2014

Happy Birthday Sketch-N-Scrap !

Sketch-N-Scrap blog is turning two! Happy birthday to this wonderful and inspiring challenge blog.

Today, this is my turn to host a challenge and it's all about decorative bow... Paper bow, ribbon bow, twine bow? It's your choice! Let's bows being the star of your project.

Here is the birthday card I made for this challenge (the sentiment means "Happy Birthday" in French):

Papers : Patterned papers by Pebbles and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools : Quickutz alphabet and tab dies, and Martha Stewart edge punch - Stamp: sentiment stamp by Stampin'Up - Other : machine sewing, rhinestone and ribbon. Additional link for the origami bow : http://www.origami-instructions.com/origami-bow.html.

If you want to play, create a new project (no back linking), make sure you are a follower of Sketch-N-Scrap blog, and link your project using Inlinkz below. Please, add a link to Sketch-N-Scrap blog in your blog post. 
The deadline for enter this challenge is May 31st.

Happy scrapping ! Don't forget to check the other challenges on Sketch-N-Scrap blog.

15 May 2014

Inspiration jar


Sometimes, there are techniques I want to try but I forget. Or I have stuff I have but never think to use. Or it looks like I'm always making the same projects, using the same stuff...
That's why I was thrilled when I discovered this wonderful idea on Kaleidoscope's blog: the inspiration jar!

Kaleidoscope's blog is packed with brilliant ideas, like how to make solid foam stamps with your cuttlebug, or how to punch notches for envelope making.
But today, I want to share with you her inspiration jar. She even made a list of ideas to try, ready to print (link on her blog)!
You can use it like it is, or choose what you want to keep, add your own ideas...
As for me, I decided that I will continue to add small ideas when browsing Pinterest: I always think "Oh, I want to try that!" and of course... I never do. Sounds familiar?

I wrote my ideas on strips and I rolled them up. Some ideas are written several times. When I will have used an idea, I will throw it. That way, I hope that I finally will try ALL my ideas at least once! Optimistic, isn't it?

inspiration jar (Kaleidoscope idea) for scrapbooking
Papers : Patterned papers by Crate Paper and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools : dies by Quickutz and Lawn Fawn, edge punch by Martha Stewart and stamp by Bloomini Studio - Other : acetate, twine, ribbon and brad.

Quand j'ai découvert la boîte à idées de Kaleidoscope, j'ai immédiatement su que je voulais la mienne ! Je trouve l'idée géniale : une jolie boîte dans laquelle on met de petits rouleaux de papiers avec des idées à essayer sur notre prochain projet... Il y a même une liste d'idées prête à imprimer (en anglais) sur le blog de Kaleidoscope ! 
J'ai fait un petit tutoriel pour la fabrication de la boîte sur le blog de Scrap Your Scraps.
J'ai hâte de l'utiliser pour mon prochain projet !

Kaleidoscope embellished a recycled box, but I didn't have any, so I decided to make my own. There is a tutorial on Scrap Your Scaps blog.

I am so excited to use it for my next project! Don't forget to take a look at Kaleidoscope's blog, there are so many great ideas!

20 April 2014

A card sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog

There is a new cardsketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog ! I made this card (I used my homemade kit and the vellum flower is made with a tea bag folding technique) :

birthday card with Sketch-N-Scrap sketch
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart, 3 bugs in a rug and Infocrea and cardstock by American Crafts - Tools : edge punch "doily lace" by Martha Stewart, scalloped circle die by Quickutz and stamp by stampin'Up - Other : patterned vellum (flower) and rhinestones.

(I used my April Counterfeit Kit).

 And here is the beautiful sketch by Lisa :

card sketch

Don't forget to link your project on the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, you might win a 20$ gift certificate by Creative Embellishments !

12 April 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap : a card inspired by a layout sketch !

Are you sometimes inspired by layout sketches to make cards ? As for me, I can use sketches for everything : album cover, mini album's inside pages, cards or layouts, and I don't mind if it's a card or a layout sketch !


So even if this month "Inspired by" sketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog was a layout sketch, I made a card :

card with Simple Stories Homespun papers
Papers : Patterned papers by Simple Stories and carstock by American Crafts - Embellishments : flowers by Florileges Design, brads and lace by Artemio - Stamp by Denim Tampon and Sugar Nellie ("Country garden") - Other : stitching and promarkers.

And here is the beautiful sketch, inspired by a layout by Surama :


Don't forget that this month, you might win a 20$ gift certificate offered by Creative embellishments !

05 April 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap : a new cardsketch

Today, there is a new cardsketch on Sketch-N-Scrap blog !

sketch N scrap

Here is my card :

card with Crate Paper
Papers : Patterned papers by Crate Paper and cardstock by Bazzill - Tools : dies by Quickutz and Stampin'Up and stamp by Stampin'Up - Other : machine sewing, glittered paper, vellum, button and twine.

Un nouveau sketch a été publié sur le blog de Sketch-N-Scrap aujourd'hui : n'hésitez pas à participer ! Voici le sketch en question :

Sketch-N-Scrap cardsketch

Add your card's link to Sketch-N-Scrap blog and you might win an awesome prize !

30 March 2014

Cards with leftovers

Do you keep your scraps ? Do you use your scraps ? I do ! I can't throw away anything if I know I will probably use it... I do use my scraps.
I have a box where I keep all these little things that I made but that finally didn't fit my layout : my "everything-and-anything" box. Lastly, this box was so full that it was really time to use some of it...

Que faites- vous de vos chutes, les utilisez-vous vraiment ? Pour ma part, non seulement je les utilise, mais je suis en plus incapable de jeter quoi que ce soit si je sais qu'il est probable que je m'en serve... J'ai donc une boîte que j'appelle ma boîte à "tout et n'importe quoi", dans laquelle je range toutes ces formes que je découpe pour une page précise, mais qui ne trouvent finalement pas leur place sur le projet fini.
Cette boîte commençant à être bien pleine, il était d'en d'en utiliser un peu le contenu...

use your scraps

J'ai utilisé des sketches de Sketch-N-Scrap que vous pouvez retrouver sur leur tableau Pinterest.

I decided to make some cards with Sketch-N-Scrap sketches :

Sketch #12 :
Sketch N Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and Fancy Pants and cardstocks by Bazzill and American Crafts - Tools : dies by Kesiart, Stampin'Up and Quickutz and embossing folder by Craft Concept - Stamp : Florileges Design - Other : machine sewing, brads and lace.

 Sketch #6 :
Sketch N Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and cardstocks by American Crafts - Tools : dies by Kesiart, Stampin'Up and Quickutz - Stamp : Kesiart - Other : machine sewing, ribbon, rhinestones and staples.

Sketch #11 :
Sketch N Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Pebbles and Little Yellow Bicycle and cardstocks by American Crafts - Tools : dies by Kesiart and Quickutz and embossing folder by Quickutzt - Stamp : Denim Tampon - Other : machine sewing, brads, button and ribbon (Rayher).

Sketch #8 :
Sketch N Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and cardstocks by Bazzills - Tools : dies by Kesiart and Quickutz - Stamp : Scraposphère - Other : machine sewing, rhinestones and ribbons.

Sketch #4 :
Sketch N Scrap
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and Jillibean Soup and cardstocks by American Crafts - Tools : dies by Kesiart, Marianne Design and Quickutz - Stamp : Florileges Design and Stampin-Up - Other : fun foam, machine sewing, pin and ribbon.

I tried to only use things from my box...
You can find all the card sketches from Sketch-N-Scrap in this Pinterest board : http://www.pinterest.com/sketchnscrap/our-card-sketches/
And if you use them, don't forget to share your projects on Sketch-N-Scrap Facebook page !

20 March 2014

Sketch-N-Scrap : a new card sketch


Today, on Sketch-N-Scrap blog, we have a new card sketch to inspire you !
Here is my card :

Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and cardstocks by Bazzill and American Crafts - Tools : tag die by Quickutz - Stamps : Hero Arts (background), Katzelkraft (birds) and Bloomini studio (sentiment) - Other : ribbons, twine and machine sewing.

Voici le sketch de cette quinzaine sur le blog de Sketch-N-Scrap et la carte qu'il m'a inspirée. N'hésitez pas à jouer avec nous en ajoutant le lien de votre carte sur le blog !

And here is the beautiful sketch by Lisa :

cardmaking sketch

Link your card on Sketch-N-Scrap blog and you might win a 20$ gift card from Scrapbook.com!

19 March 2014

A homemade embellishments folder !

I loved so much the rainbow color palette suggested by Margareta for the March Scrap Stash Kit Club that I decided to make a folder with handmade embellishments !

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and cardstock by Bazzill - Tools : dies by Kesiart (white word and heart) - Other : machine sewing, ribbon and India ink.

I stitched several acetate pages on the folder and I used removal adhesive to stick my embellishments on them.

J'ai tellement aimé le combo de couleurs "arc-en-ciel" proposé par Margareta sur Use Your Stash que j'ai décidé de me fabriquer un classeur d'embellissements fait-main ! J'ai cousu plusieurs transparents sur la reliure du classeur et j'ai utilisé des points de colle repositionnables pour y coller mes embellissements. 
Après avoir pris ma photo, j'ai aussi rajouté deux pochettes à l'intérieur des couvertures, pour y mettre de petites cartes type "Project Life" et des étiquettes tamponnées sur du kraft.

After I took this photo, I also added two pockets on the inner cover for holding more embellishments.

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers

Here is a closer look to the inside pages :

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers

From top left to bottom right, a pocket with embellishment cards, some multicolored labels (stamped), some flowers (quilling anf felt), some cork and embossed vellum shapes, some layered shapes and glazed wood buttons, some faux stickers (stamped), some fabric and paper bows, some rosettes, and an envelope with fussy cut stamped labels or tickets.

If you want more details about handmade embellishments, you can check this old post with lots of tutorials links.

Finally, I also made some 3 by 4 embellishment cards, even if I don't do Project Life, because they are so cute !

homemade embellishments with Kesiart papers
Papers : Patterned papers by Kesiart and carstock by Bazzill - Tools : dies by Kesiart, Lawn Fawn and Quickutz - Stamps : Florileges Design, Denim Tampons, Kesiart, Katzelkraft, Bloomini Studio, Hero Arts, 4h37, InMi Creation, Toga, La Scraposphère and Artemio.

Here is some quick explanations about the cards :

1. Calendar stamp + white embossing powder on kraft background.
2. Circle stamp + white embossing powder on patterned background.
3. Stamp + clear embossing powder + watercolor + removed melted powder by ironing it (with a tissue paper between the card and the iron to absorb the melted powder).
4. A (chevron) background stamp + colored ink markers + layered die cuts shapes (star and ampersand).
5. Multicolored words stamps all over the card + gold brad.
6. Negative die cut label shape + word stamped on a banner+ die cut star.
7. White label layered onto a patterned background + word stamped on a banner.
8. Outlined alphabet stamped and colored with alcohol markers.
9. Character stamp + white embossing powder on kraft background.
10. Numbers die cut into an ombre patterned paper + subtle patterned background.
11. Flourishe mask + Distress inks + perfect pearl/water misted, drops of water and heat gun + black stamp on the top when dry.
12. Patterned paper strips on the top and the bottom + numbers stamp with colored ink markers.
13. Layered die cut shapes + word stamp.
14. A word stamp inked several times with rainbow colors.
15. A big stamp inked with different colors (with colored ink markers).
16.  A bit of a label die cut shape + grid stamped background + heart die cut.
17. Homemade starburst with different patterned papers + circle word stamp in the middle.
18. Background stamp inked with different colored ink markers, and misted with water + word stamped on a black label shape (with white embossing powder).
19. Striped patterned paper + ledger stamped background + die cut word.
20. Ledger stamped background + striped strip + Stamped word with handstitching over it.
21. Stamped grid layered onto a patterned background + stamped word on a partial circle label.
22. Stitched punched hearts in a grid design.
23. Stamped grid + punched border.
24. Stamp + white embossing powder on black background + rainbow patterned background.
25. Stamp + colored ink markers + punched hearts.
26. Layered die cut shapes + button and tied twine.
27. Ruled stamp on a banner shape + patterned paper background + stamped word on a partial circle label.
28. Ruled stamp + patterned frame + banner with punched heart.
29. Big letters cut into patterned paper (small word).
30. A long stamp stamped several times with different colors + label with a stamped word.

Some of the cards are machine sewed, others are embellished with faux stitching.
Feel free to ask for more explanation if needed.

Bon, je n'ai pas trop le courage de tout traduire, là, mais n'hésitez pas à me demander si vous voulez savoir quelquechose en particulier sur une carte !